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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Rotherham
Town
Brampton
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
JOSEPH HERBERT MORCOM (Sculptor)
MR S PERKINS PICK (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1986
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 September 1919
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
47428
Current location

Next to the community centre
Knollbeck Lane
Brampton
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S73 0TU
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 41465 01515
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Pit Lane
    Brampton Bierlow
    South Yorkshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Tapered square pillar with plain double cornice and flat top. Niches on left and right hand sides at the top. Metal name plaques inset into each of the four sides. Half colliery winding wheel from Cortonwood Colliery set as a backdrop to the pillar. It originally had two bronze figures inset into opposite niches of the monument. Laurel wreath carving at the top. Two bronze figures of a miner and a soldier were cast at Rotherham College in 1991. These are placed in the niches for Remembrance Day but are otherwise kept elsewhere for safe keeping.
Inscription
MEN OF THE / CORTONWOOD COLLIERIES / WHO HAVE FALLEN / DURING THE WAR / MEN WHO JOINED / HM FORCES / FROM THE CORTONWOOD COLLIERIES
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, M
Allott, J
Allsopp, A
Andrews, J
Askin, C
Atmore, T
Ayscough, T
Bagnall, F
Bailey, P
Baker, I
See details for all 589 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 673
    Served and returned: 589
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height C 4000MM, width C 1000MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2003: The two missing bronze figures were replaced but shortly after they were made the original figures were found in a headgerow. The replacement figures are currently kept in the Community Centre. Date unknown: Two bronze figures fixed into opposite niches on the monument went missing.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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